PHILEQUITY CORNER
Active vs. passive
by Wilson Sy - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
At the start of 2019, we launched our newest fund – the Philequity MSCI Philippines Index Fund. We have received questions from investors about our new index fund.
PSEi – top gainer n first week of 2019
by Wilson Sy - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines was a top performer for the first week of 2019. The PSEi was the best performing market in Asia and trounced all global indices except Brazil.
Christmas rout turns into best one-day gain ever
by Wilson Sy - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
After a record drop this month, US stocks rebounded last Wednesday and delivered their best performance since 2009.
You better watch out, you better not cry
by Wilson Sy - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The year 2018 has been agonizing for stocks. Last week was particularly painful as the US stock market posted its worst weekly performance since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis.
Global economic slowdown
by Wilson Sy - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
“Firstly, I would like to say that your articles have been very inspiring and helpful in many ways. You are a first-rate analytical thinker of the Philippine financial market, as well as touching and dissecting...
Do you invest rationally?
by Antonio R. Samson - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Behavioral economics is not really a new branch of the dismal science. Even before the awarding of the Nobel prize in economics to psychologist Daniel Kahneman in 2002, there was already an understanding of how emotions...
In good hands
by Wilson Sy - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Nov. 23, Dr. George S.K. Ty passed away at the age of 86. He was one of the country’s leading business taipans and a widely recognized philanthropist.
If a picture paints a thousand words
by Wilson Sy - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
After underperforming for most of the year, the PSEi has recently staged a dramatic recovery amid an ongoing global selloff.
Goodbye TINA!
by Wilson Sy - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The stock market has not been very good to investors this year because of the ongoing US-China trade war which has weighed on emerging markets, including the Philippines.
Peso registers a 6-month high against the US dollar
by Wilson Sy - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the Philippine peso hit a six-month high against the US dollar, touching 52.48 before ending the week at 52.96.
Good riddance, October!
by Wilson Sy - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
After seeing red all over during October, investors finally heaved a sigh of relief as stock markets recovered on the last day of the month.
Red all over
by Wilson Sy - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
For most of the year, only US stock markets remained in the green as money flowed into US assets (see USA vs. the world, Sept. 3).
Oil prices decline sharply
by Wilson Sy - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Increased US production and an expansion of US crude stockpiles for the fourth straight week pushed oil prices sharply lower last week.
Red October and 10-year cycles
by Wilson Sy - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the Dow Jones plunged by 800 points on Wednesday and another 500 points on Thursday for a total of 1,300 points.
High inflation and rising interest rates
by Wilson Sy - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
High inflation and rising interest rates took center stage in the past month as these are viewed as major risks for the Philippines.
Super seven
by Wilson Sy - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Three weeks ago, the super consortium of seven conglomerates was granted Original Proponent Status (OPS) to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
A dramatic turnaround
by Wilson Sy - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The PSEi staged a remarkable rebound last Friday when it gained 3.48 percent, leading all countries in the region.
Weathering the storm in the Philippine peso
by Wilson Sy - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
EM currencies, including the Philippine peso, have been facing stormy weather for quite some time now. Several factors have combined to create turbulence in EM currencies.
Is the bear back in emerging markets?
by Wilson Sy - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In our previous article, we discussed the stark contrast between the performance of US stocks and international stocks (USA vs. the world, Sept 3.
USA vs. the world
by Wilson Sy - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Led by the US stock market, the current bull run is almost 10 years old. It is now the longest running bull market in history (The Longest Bull, Aug. 30).
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